View Full Version : Trying to set AltGr key with xmodmap

July 9th, 2014, 03:54 PM

I use a us-intl with "AltGr dead keys" layout and the option to switch Alt and Win key. Nice, but my AltGr does not work. The key I want to use for AltGr has keycode 134 (found out using xev). So I create a .Xmodmap file:

keycode 134 = ISO_Level3_Shift Multi_key ISO_Level3_Shift Multi_key

than I execute "xmodmap .Xmodmap". When I now show my modifier, I get:

> xmodmap
xmodmap: up to 4 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):

shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e)
control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x69)
mod1 Alt_L (0x85), Meta_L (0xcd)
mod2 Num_Lock (0x4d)
mod4 Super_L (0x40), Super_R (0x6c), Super_L (0xce), Hyper_L (0xcf)
mod5 ISO_Level3_Shift (0x5c), ISO_Level3_Shift (0x86), Mode_switch (0xcb)

But ... pressing "AltGr" (the key with code 134=0x86) + "q" does not give the expected result - which would be "a-umlaut".
It should! xmodmap -pke contains this line:

keycode 24 = q Q q Q adiaeresis Adiaeresis adiaeresi

So what is wrong and what can I do?